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2018 FAAVA Certification Information & Dates
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FAAVA 2018 Examination Information and Fees



The certification process involves completion of two phases a formal application and the examination. The application includes:  curriculum vitae; a synopsis of clinical practice; peer evaluation forms; documentation of a minimum of 50 hours of AAVA approved acupuncture/TCM continuing education; and submission and acceptance of two acupuncture clinical case reports. The second step is the examination process. The exam currently consists of two three hours section, with 150 multiple choice questions per session.  

The Academy wishes members to consider AAVA certification in order to advance individual member’s personal professional development and education; to achieve advanced recognition as a veterinary acupuncturist; and to help be an active part of a potential future AAVA application to the AVMA-ABVS for an AVMA College of Veterinary Acupuncture.

To apply for the FAAVA Examination you can either submit the relevant documents via e-mail correspondence to:, or, you can send them via US mail to: AAVA, PO Box 803, Fayetteville, TN 37334.

*We will be offering the FAAVA Examination on April 12th, 2018 in Santa Fe, New Mexico*

Fees and deadlines for the 2018 FAAVA Examination:  

Application & Application Fee-2018

*you can submit your application early*

October 1, 2017

 Examination Fee-2018
November 15, 2017
 Re-Examination Fee-2018
November 15, 2017
Credential Review Notification
November 1, 2017
Examination Date-2018
 April 12, 2018
Examination Location- 2018
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Examination Results Notification-2018
May 1, 2018


Click HERE to register for the 2018 FAAVA Exam and pay the application and/or examination fee.